EPA has an ongoing effort to help drinking water and wastewater utilities and their partners at the local, state, and federal levels in their efforts to increase their preparedness and resiliency. The agency's Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Climate Resiliency (TTX Tool) assists those interested in planning and facilitating water-sector-specific tabletop exercises.
The updated tool contains 15 scenarios that address an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response. Each scenario has a fully-customizable situation manual, discussion questions, and PowerPoint presentation. Users can modify these materials, allowing them to conduct a tabletop exercise to meet their specific needs.